Sun. June 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Free ticketed event
This workshop was developed as part of the NSF ATE Center on Renewable Energy (Project CREATE). The workshop uses the widely available mathematical software tool MATLAB® from MathWorks to provide the participants with a variety of simplified mathematical expressions and analytical models for renewable energy systems (often derived from much more complex and advanced source material). The presentation gives clear explanations of the concepts involved and their relevance to a particular alternative energy application. After completion of the workshop, instructors will have a set of modules (documentation on the methodology, PowerPoint lectures, MATLAB® files) on the mathematics of renewable energy and a working knowledge of those features of MATLAB that will allow them to modify the modules developed during the workshop and merge them into their existing course material.
Topics will include:
Mathematical Modeling and Analysis with MATLAB - Script Files and User-Defined Functions, Basic Plotting and Programming with MATLAB.
Mathematics of Wind Energy Systems - Wind Velocity Profiles and Wind Power Calculations, Wind Turbine Rotor Dynamics, Lift vs Drag Forces in Rotor Blade Airfoil Design.
Mathematics of Solar Energy Systems - Collecting Sunlight using Altitude and Azimuth Angle Computations, PV Cell Operating Characteristics and Load Analysis, Solar Installation Efficiency Criteria and Calculations.